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Tui Na and Cupping

Kenneth Mattos, A.P. showing how Tui Na & Cupping are done at his practice.
Tui Na(which literally means “push grab”) is a form of Traditional Chinese Massage used to treat injuries, joints and muscle problems and internal disorders.
Cupping (flash, fixed or moving cupping) Local congestion is relieved by applying a partial vacuum that is created in a cup either by heat or suction. Superb at drawing up the underlying tissues, cupping is commonly used to relieve pain, draw toxins out of the body and remove blockages.
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Tui Na is practiced by healers and martial artists for thousands of years, tui na massage increases energy flow and blood circulation throughout the entire body, removing blockages and stagnations caused by injuries, exercise and/or aging. Patients have been known to prevent illness, recover quickly from fatigue and aches, and find relief from stress and physical tension through tui na massage.

Tui-Na is also unlike either massage or chiropractic in technique and theory. On a theoretical level, Tui-Na uses traditional Chinese medical theory as a basis for treatment. Concepts of chi (ch’i, qi, or ki) energy, blood, yin & yang, and essence play pivotal roles. On a technical level, Tui-Na is far broader and encompassing than either massage or chiropractic medicine. Massage, by and large, does not treat diseases, but rather relaxes muscle tension and increases local circulation to relieve discomfort. However, most massage systems lack the kind of comprehensive scope that Tui-Na is known for. Most massage is also unable to effectively treat disturbances in bone alignment. Chiropractic, on the other hand, while it may reliably reduce misalignments in bony structures, generally does not spend adequate time treating the muscles surrounding the bony structures before and after re-alignment. As a result, many patients of chiropractic complain of a rebound effect following treatments. Tui-Na, however, treats the muscular tension surrounding bony structures in such a way as to minimize the rebound effect immediately following treatments.

Some of the external disorders that
Tui-Na can treat include:

  • Scoliosis
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome
  • Sprains & strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Myofascial pain disorders
  • Low Back Pain (lumbago & back spasms)
  • Muscle spasms & Adhesions
  • Herniated disk syndromes
  • Tennis elbow / Golfer’s elbow
  • TMJ (Temporo-mandibular Joint disturbances)
  • Neck pain & stiffness
  • Headaches (tension headaches or migraine headaches)
  • Sports injuries (including martial arts)
  • Whiplash (car accident injuries)
  • Other soft tissue injuries

Some of the internal diseases that
Tui-Na can treat include:

  • Circulatory system disorders:
    • Angina Pectoris (chest pains)
    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Irrhythmias
    • Poor circulation (cold hands & feet)
  • Respiratory system disorders:
    • Asthma
    • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Digestive (Gastrointestinal) system disorders:
    • Gastric / Duodenal Ulcers
    • Gastroptosis
    • Cholecystitis (gall bladder inflammation)
  • Reproductive & OB/GYN system disorders:
    • Infertility
    • Sexual Dysfunction
    • Menstrual pain, menstrual irregularities
    • Postpartum dissociation of the pubic symphysis
  • Pediatric disorders:
    • Scoliosis
    • Nocturia (bed wetting) / Constipation
    • Underdevelopment



Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy

What is Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy?

Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy is a more recent advance in the scope of Chinese Medicine, combining the traditional acupoint theory and anatomy with injectable solutions. Herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies, saline solution and vitamin supplements are all legal injectable solutions in Florida. The injections are all given using standard hypodermic procedures and are administered either subcutaneously or intramuscularly, but NEVER intravenously.

Point injection is indicated for a variety of reasons:

• Speed the therapeutic process

• Digestive sensitivity to herbs or supplements

• Increases effectiveness of acupuncture treatments

• Safe alternative to NSAID or narcotic pain relievers

• Bypasses the “first pass” effects on the liver

Herbal therapeutic injections exist for many conditions:

• Chronic pain

• Arthritis

• Viral infections, acute, chronic and local (I.E. hepatitis, herpes, common respiratory virus)

• Cardiac dysfunction

• Respiratory dysfunction

• Venous and circulatory conditions

• Decreased immunity

• Degenerative disease

• Gynecological problems

Point injection are not always immediately indicated but can be useful to break the cycle of stubborn or recurrent conditions, speed the healing process and increase therapeutic options for patients. Similar to internal herbal medicine, the herbs are administered based on pattern differentiation and depend on the physical manifestations of an illness. Injections can be combined with standard acupuncture treatments or administered solo.

The number of point injection series needed for treatment is based on the severity, duration and nature of the present illness. An injection series usually involves small quantities of a solution administered at multiple acupoints on the body. Sometimes relief is felt in just one series. One injection series usually requires small quantities of one solution at multiple (acu)points on the body.

We encourage you to stop by Mattos Medical Group or call us, and learn how we can provide individualized Optimal Health services to help you live a long healthy life – right now.

Call today: (813) 871.2950


Tampa Auto Injury

Mattos Medical Group has been providing treatment for auto injury since 1998.
If you have been injured in an auto accident the choice you make for treatment is extremely important. It will affect you in getting healed from your injuries and your settlement with the insurance company. Call and get a proper evaluation by a doctor who specializes in treating pain and injuries from auto and motorcycle accidents. We accept PIP insurance.

Everyone claims to be an expert but few are. We have been expertly treating auto injuries since 1999 Our patients come to us by word of mouth from satisfied patients and from referrals from primary care doctors.

Most doctors that treat auto injuries get their patients from advertising or paying to be a member of an 800 call someone number. In other words, they get their patients because they pay for them and we get ours because we get them well. Which expert do you want to trust your injuries too?

If your injuries are not properly treated they can become permanent. You also need proper diagnosis and documentation from a doctor that knows what he is doing to receive the best settlement.

Some of the symptoms associated with an auto accident include:
Neck Pain
Severe Headaches
Muscle Stiffness or Spasm
Low Back, Leg or Sciatica Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Pain in Shoulders, Ribs, & Neck
Knee and/or Ankle Pain
Elbow and/or Wrist Pain
Numbness and Tingling
Difficulty Sleeping
Memory Loss
Difficulty Concentrating
Stress/emotional complaints

AUTO INJURIES CAN BECOME PERMANENT. If you have been in an accident see our doctors that specialize in this type of injuries. Research has shown that injuries may not be felt for hours, days, weeks or even months in rare cases.


IV Nutritional Therapy

Myers’ Cocktail is a form of intravenous nutrient therapy that involves injecting a “cocktail” of nutrients, containing magnesium, calcium, B12, B6, B complex, and vitamin C, directly into the bloodstream to improve energy capacity and cell function. When energy levels are high and cells can function at their best, patients are more likely to recover from acute and chronic conditions such as fatigue, depression, asthma and more.

The Myers’ Cocktail was originally developed by Dr. John Myers, a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of several different nutrients to treat a wide range of conditions. More recently, the Myers’ Cocktail has been popularized by Dr. Alan Gaby, President of the American Holistic Medical Association.

The idea behind the Myers’ Cocktail is that many common conditions are caused by bloating, maldigestion and other abnormalities within the digestive process that prevent patients from fully absorbing the nutrients in their food. By injecting these nutrients directly into the bloodstream, they are delivered to your cells without interference from the digestive system. This form of treatment is especially ideal for patients with digestive problems, including bloating, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease. Similarly, many conditions cause the body to use up nutrients at a much faster rate for healing, which can be aided by injecting extra nutrients into the body.

At MMG, our Myers’ Cocktail contains magnesium, calcium, B12, B6, Bs, B complex and vitamin C. This combination is designed to help patients receive the proper amount of nutrients that they may need in order to treat their individual condition. Our doctors find that this combination of nutrients is usually more effective than taking just one nutritional supplement like many other doctors recommend, such as vitamin C to treat the common cold.

Myers’ cocktail is administered with an iv. when nutrients are given intravenoulsy, your digestive system is bypassed and a much higher level of nutrition is directly delivered to your cells throught the bloodstream. Myers’ Cocktail has been found to be a safe and effective treatment for a wide range fo clinical conditions such as:

  • asthma
  • migranes
  • allergies
  • chronic pain
  • loss of appetite
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • cardiovascular disease
  • acute muscle spasms
  • boosts the immune system

In addition to treating these and other conditions, the Myers’ Cocktail is also effective in providing a natural energy boost and relieving symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and chronic depression. This energy boost can last for several days or weeks and can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life. Myers’ Cocktail can help strengthen the immune system as well, allowing patients who constantly get sick to effectively fight off viral illnesses.

As part of an overall Wellness Program, Nutritional IV Therapy can help you feel better faster. It is a solution tailored directly to your individual and specific nutrition needs.

We encourage you to stop by Mattos Medical Group or call us and learn how we can provide individualized Optimal Health services to help you live a long healthy life – right now.

Call today: (813) 871.2950


Regenerative Medicine

The use of stem cell therapy to repair, replace and renew damaged cells in the body. This treatment relies on bioengineering which leads to cell development produced in greater capacity through technology compared to human cell reproductive functions which may have been affected with aging, illness or nutrition over the years.

Mattos Medical Group offers Regenerative Medicine to patients who need treatment for their declining health. When left untreated, simple health issues could turn into chronic diseases, so the earlier the treatment the better chance there is for the Regenerative Medicine therapy to be successful.

We use stem cell therapy to repair, replace and renew damaged cells in the body. This treatment relies on bioengineering which leads to cell development produced in greater capacity through technology. Such human cell reproductive functions may have been affected with aging, illness or nutrition over the years.

By way of introducing natural remedies that facilitate faster healing or cell replacement functions in the body, we enable patients to significantly restore their body’s ability to regenerate new cells and replace damaged ones.


Natural Cancer Therapy

Alternative treatments for oncology patients with the use of stem cell treatments; proven to be more effective and less damaging because its process involves the regeneration of healthy cells which will help repair other cells that are broken by cancer.

Here at Mattos Medical Group, we strive hard to help you win over your battle against cancer by giving you an array of alternative treatments. Our seasoned and licensed healthcare professionals offer you various options of a safe and non-toxic cancer therapies. With the help of our health team, we create a personalized treatment for the wellness of our patients.

We firmly believe that proper nutrition greatly contributes in the delivery of a positive result in every cancer treatment. Our health experts educate our clients on what they need to know, particularly in adhering to their prescribed diet and treatment. Our physicians emphasize the importance of nutrient-dense vegetables, lean proteins and fruits and eliminate food with unhealthy fats, sugar and processed foods.

Give your loved ones hope and take necessary treatments to help them overcome their illness. If you are interested, feel free to call us at 813-871-2950.


Functional Medicine

Using a patient-centered approach to preventing known diseases and promoting health and restoring balance in bodily functions of the patient, which over the years may have been affected by numerous factors such as aging, diet, work environments, living environments, family medical history, and other similar factors.

At Mattos Medical Group, we employ a patient-centered approach to prevent known diseases and promote the client’s best health. Through stem cell therapy, we help restore balance in the patient’s bodily functions, which may have experienced wear and tear over the years. Such daily strains can accumulate and reduce the body’s efficiency to repair and/or replace damaged cells.

Through the therapies at our Medical Group by way of functional medicine, patients are given a chance at non-evasive remedies to rejuvenate their bodily systems. Functional medicine primarily targets issues like:

  • Aging
  • Diet Imbalances
  • Strains caused by Work Environments
  • Stresses caused by Living Environments
  • Family Medical History

If you are interested in our services, feel free to call us at 813-871-2950 for your preliminary consultation.


Brain/Mood Therapies

Nutrition-based therapies that address imbalances in neurotransmitter and adrenal hormone levels of the patient thereby improving the stability of moods, disposition and temperament; this treatment is ideal for patients with depression or emotional/behavioral issues that affect their quality of life.

Here at Mattos Medical Group, our licensed and experienced clinicians will provide you with solutions that best works for you. We treat brain and mood disorders through our personalized therapy treatment that targets to balance the level of neurotransmitters and adrenal hormones.

The main purpose of this service is to help our patients address their unstable mood switches with the help of our experts using only natural and safe solutions. They will be responsible for an accurate evaluation of the patient’s condition, such as testing various neurotransmitters of the patients for the creation of a comprehensive and efficient therapy.

The good news is, the treatment can be performed in the comfort of your home, and then the data will be gathered by our clinicians for a comprehensive diagnosis of your condition. The results of your tests will then be translated into a complete and easy to understand medical record.


Bio Identical Hormone Replacement

The use of custom-compounded hormones to treat hormone imbalances in men who are going through andropause and women who are undergoing menopause.

Mattos Medical Group, a leader in Stem Cell Therapy in Armenia Avenue Tampa Florida, offers you a safe and effective bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, properly administered by our licensed and experienced health professionals. We are an Medical Group that specializes in hormone replacement, and we are known for our natural and plant-based bio-identical hormone procedure.

The main purpose of this procedure is to simply balance our client’s hormonal levels, to help them look good and feel good. This program includes:

  • Hormone Testing and Evaluation
  • Personalized Hormone Therapy Program
  • Follow-Up and Maintenance

We are an Medical Group that genuinely cares for the welfare of our clients, that is why we make this process as convenient as possible. Our clinicians will be with our clients every step of the way, from the first step and up until the last stage of this treatment.


Autologous Stem Cell Therapy

What is an Autologous Adipose Stem Cell Procedure?

A small sample of Adipose tissue (fat) is removed from above the Superior Iliac spine (love handles) or abdomen under a local anesthetic.

Obtaining Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs) is much easier and less invasive than performing a bone marrow extraction. In addition, adipose tissue contains much larger volumes of mesenchymal stem cells than does bone marrow. We use the patient’s own adipose tissue to extract the stem cells. Autologous means that the donor and the recipient are the same person.

The Major Advantages of Adipose Stem Cell Therapy:

  • Our technology allows us to complete the entire procedure on the same day, using less than minimally manipulated methods.
  • High Yield: A high-dose of stem cells can be obtained in just a couple of hours.
  • Mesenchymal stem cell yields from peripheral fat are much higher than from bone marrow.
  • Patients receive their own autologous cells, so there is a very low risk of immune rejection.
  • A minimally invasive outpatient procedure makes it easier to harvest from fat than from bone marrow and more comfortable for patients.
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